Are we giving our family the respect they deserve? Of course we love, cherish, and take care of them, but are we projecting positive thoughts about them? Are you guilty of gossiping about your own children—telling others all the wrongs instead of the rights they did that week? Sharing only the positive will affect your entire mindset toward your children.

If one of your children is more defiant than the other, how do you view him? Are you automatically tuning him out or not taking him seriously because you’ve stereotyped your own child? Then it’s time to refresh your mindset. Take a step back and remember to thank him for the little things. Encourage him one step further. Have a ‘go get ‘em’ attitude instead of a ‘you can’t do that’ kind.